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Vela Diagnostics' PCR test gets FDA emergency use approval

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorization for Vela Diagnostics' PCR test that helps in diagnosing COVID-19, the company announced. Vela Diagnostics, which is headquartered in Singapore, also added that the test has been provisionally approved in the city-state.

"RT-PCR is currently the gold standard for diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infections. Given the escalating number of COVID-19 cases in the US, Vela Diagnostics is helping Americans get tested so as to detect and slow the spread of the virus," CEO Sam Dajani stated.

The company's PCR test uses nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs to detect the coronavirus.

Breaking the News / VP